Bald eagles arriving in record numbers on Harrison River

Festivals and Fun

Festival organizers worry crowds may harass birds

By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun November 11, 2012

Record numbers of bald eagles on the Harrison River have attracted many affectionate onlookers, but organizers of the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle festival caution admirers not to get too close.

Photograph by: Handout, Handout

The Harrison River is on track to break its own world record for bald eagles — if the crush of humanity does not intervene.

With the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival less than a week away, the raptors are arriving in unprecedented numbers, but so are hordes of bird watchers seeking a close-up look.

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